People aren’t missing their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC data says

People aren’t missing their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC data says


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Nearly everyone who got their first dose of a two-shot COVID-19 vaccine got their second dose within the recommended window, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During the first two months of the United States COVID-19 vaccination campaign, around 12 million people got their first dose and were also scheduled for their second dose. The second dose is supposed to be given three weeks after the first for the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine and four weeks for the Moderna vaccine (with a few days’ buffer on each side). In that group, 88 percent of people had their second shot on schedule.

Around 9 percent of people who had their first shot between December 14th and February 14th had not yet received their…

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